Monday, November 26, 2018

Avatar, I Call You Over

James Cameron has finished principal photography on two of his long-awaited Avatar sequels? This I learned from an article in today's edition of The Guardian:

Steve Rose on film - Avatar
Break out the blue paint! Will James Cameron’s Avatar sequel tank?

Avatar did not impress me when I saw it in underwhelming and dim 3D at the Scotiabank Theatre here in Toronto, so my anticipation for more Avatar is 1D.

James Cameron's highly successful first in a now chain gang is the most recent narrative film I've seen in a movie house. Did he take the popcorn out of my movies? Perhaps not, but he took the money out of my wallet and gave back to me 162 minutes that I'll never get back.

Thanks for your enlightening piece, Mr Rose.

Good honest cynicism. Very refreshing.

But you're right. We cannot count Cameron out.


Jawsphobia said...

When Titanic was being made I thought why waste his time on that? When Avatar was long announced I thought meh - too secretive of the premise. The 3D was okay when I saw it but I forget it as a movie goes along. A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas was 3D in theaters (I was hospitalized in November of 2011 so I missed that) but the DVD omits that. So it plays like Dr. Tongue's House of ______. But they talk up a 3D TV and someone says, "It makes Avatar look Avatarded."

Simon St. Laurent said...

It made sense that Cameron wanted to take a shot at the RMS Titanic tale; it's a great story. A Night to Remember is my favourite take, but his own is outstanding.

I watched The Terminator again a few years ago: It remains my favourite Cameron film.